Madison Man Arrested for 4th Offense OWI
- Case number: 14-00204
- Incident date: February 5, 2014, 2:54 pm
- Incident type: Alcohol - OWI
- Location/address: University Ave near N. Orchard St
The UW-Madison Police Department arrested a Madison man for his 4th Operating While Intoxicated offense, a felony.
On Wednesday, February 5, at approximately 2:50 p.m., a UWPD officer noticed a vehicle drifting into the bike lane on University Avenue, near North Orchard Street. Upon further investigation, the vehicle’s registration was also expired.
The officer stopped the vehicle – the driver, 28 year old Daniel Pirsch of Madison, had slurred speech and told the officer he had consumed a half pint of vodka. The officer also noticed a strong odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle.
Officers conducted a field sobriety test, which Pirsch failed – a preliminary breath test indicated his blood alcohol content was .24, three times the legal driving limit.
Pirsch was arrested and booked into the Dane County Jail.